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Darth Vader to spoil the day: Incom T-65B X-Wing

To write something new about the Incom T-65 X-Wing would probably mean carrying Dactillions to Galactic City, because one thing can be said for sure: the X-Wing has not only proven to be one of the most successful space fighter concepts ever con[...]

Willy Messerschmitt becomes supersonic: the Helwan Ha 300

The world after 1945 was marked by the formation of blocs, in the course of which East and West strove in many different ways to integrate states and governments into their ranks. This also meant generous deliveries of weapons, which deepened th[...]

From “Panic Fighter” to Smokey Joe”: CA-13 Boomerang from Special Hobby.

Probably many people will recognize themselves when I describe the reasons for my interest in model aircraft construction as follows: the fascination of flying meets (technical) history and stories, combines with historical biographies and fates[...]

Wirraway means “challenger”: CA-9 from Special Hobby

In the language of the Wurundjeri, a tribe of the aboriginal people of Australia, the word Wirraway means "to challenge" or "the challenger". In the search for a suitable name to describe the first independent Australian aircraft construction, t[...]

From training to COIN: French T6 Texan/ Tomcat at war in Algeria

It is not surprising that a wide range of variants and versions can be found in an aircraft type which, with more than 15,500 examples, is one of the most built designs in history. The high production figures ensure that the T6 Texan is still in[...]

How a giant became a dwarf: C-124 Globemaster II from Roden

The challenge of depicting such a huge aircraft as the Globemaster II on such a small scale as 1:144 is particularly fascinating for me. But the question of whether one could credibly represent the really big in the really small was only one, al[...]

“W” stands for Weather! Boeing WB-47 Stratojet from Hasegawa

I would like to show you this model, which was built some time ago, because it is a classical kit rarely seen built. I hope you like the pictures! The designation "WB-47B Stratojet" will perhaps interest some readers; because where does the let[...]

Tooth correction with a difference: a biting Bf 109D!

The Bf 109 is with about 33,000 examples one of the most built aircraft in aviation history, so it is not surprising that the design has been produced in numerous variants. The best known are the series which, starting with the E-version, came i[...]

Wings of beauty done with plastic out of hell: Do-26 from A-Model.

One of the most beautiful airplanes realized with one of the ugliest kits I have ever seen. Aren't these interesting contrasts? I have built this model already in 2015, but I think you see this beautiful aircraft built much too rarely. I hope yo[...]

A-36 Apache dive bomber! Now is that a Mustang or not?

At first sight the A-36 Apache looks like a representative of those early P-51 Mustang variants that were still powered by the American Allison engine. I would like to claim that even a second look will only produce few doubts to have a "Mustang[...]